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Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church

Tricia C. Bruce


In January 2002, investigative reporting at the Boston Globe set off a wave of revelations regarding child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and the transferring of abusive priests from parish to parish. Public allegations against clergy reached unprecedented levels; one Bishop would later refer to the period as “our 9/11.” Reeling from a growing awareness of abuse within their Church, a small group of Catholics gathered after Mass in the basement of a parish in Wellesley, Massachusetts to mourn and react. They began to mobilize around supporting victims of abuse, supporting non-abusive priests, ... More

Keywords: Voice of the Faithful, Catholic identity, intrainstitutional social movement, collective identity, culture, Catholic Church, sexual abuse, institution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195385847
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tricia C. Bruce, author
Maryville College
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